Little Switzerland Trout Farm
Grant Award: $3,500 – Trout Farm
Mitchell County trout producer, Alex Glover, was funded through the WNC Ag Options Program to promote and expand Little Switzerland Trout Farm. After the dry spell this summer, low water levels, inadequate water flow and high temperatures were too difficult to control, despite continued efforts to manage conditions.
As a result, the trout farm has closed. Alex remains hopeful that as the trees, planted with the grant funds, grow, enough shade will be provided to re-open the pond in the future.